This blogpost explains recent developments at St George’s Tron, the city centre church in Glasgow that decided to withdraw from the Church of Scotland. I have included the full text below the fold.
The great city of Glasgow has a motto – ‘Let Glasgow flourish”. Actually the full motto is or was, ‘Let Glasgow flourish through the preaching of the Word’. One can understand how in an increasingly aggressively secular society the latter phrase has been dropped, what still manages to shock is how a Church which supposedly seeks to follow Jesus Christ can also, and perhaps in a more aggressive and dangerous manner, undermine that motto. This week there has been a stark reminder of just how much a church can move from its roots. It is to this sad tale that I now have to turn.